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Gay Hong Kong widower withdraws legal challenge after government says same-sex couples have right to handle funeral arrangements
A gay widower who took the Hong Kong government to court over his late husband’s after-death arrangements has withdrawn his legal challenge, after authorities clarified that same-sex widows and widowers would be treated the same as opposite-sex ones.
A Johor state assemblyman has urged the municipal and city councils to take over the running of Hindu crematoriums and cemeteries, reported Makkal Osai.
MANILA (Reuters) - Families of people killed in the Philippines' war on drugs are hopeful that a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity approved by judges from the International Criminal Court earlier this week will result in justice for the victims.
CEMETERIES where Covid-19 victims are buried are unlikely to pose a threat of infections to nearby communities, as the virus is no longer infective.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Visiting graves during non-festive periods is allowed, subject to compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP), according to National Security Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad.
Quirky China: Epic chopsticks stunt, province may restrict burning ancestor paper and man gets social media boot for mannerisms
A man in eastern China lifted an egg with 4.6-metre-long chopsticks without breaking the shellShanxi is considering regulations on the paper objects Chinese people burn to honour their ancestors
LA DORADA, Colombia (Reuters) - When her 17-year-old son Jose Andres was kidnapped by paramilitaries at the height of Colombia's civil conflict, Gloria Ines Urueña vowed she would not leave the sweltering riverside town of La Dorada until she found him.
HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Music provided moral support to Vietnamese soldiers during two brutal resistance wars and now it helps to heal the soul and loss of war invalids thanks to a special musical instrument created by a devoted veteran.